Flying boat

Flying boat



Flying Boat (220 x 140 mm,  8 ½“ x 5 ½”)

The early years of flying saw the creation of many flying boats, many with heavy lifting capabilities. Sadly few of the large and spectacular versions survived beyond the 1950s, although there are many small ones in use, especially in Alaska.  One giant of the 1940s was the famous Hughes H-4 Hercules, commonly known as the Spruce Goose, but actually made of birch, like our models.  Only one – the largest flying boat ever – was built and it is still on display in Oregon, USA.

Our construction toy flying boat is designed with cargo carrying in mind and so has a rear ramp door and twin propellers mounted high and to the rear.  A small but versatile sea bird.